Downtown Youngstown Form-Based Code

Date: 2011

Client: City of Youngstown

Location: Youngstown, Ohio

Farr Associates worked with the City of Youngstown, Ohio to develop three form-based zoning districts that implement strategies called for in the city’s award-winning neighborhood comprehensive plan. Youngstown, which is tackling the challenges associated with shrinking cities, targeted these intact neighborhoods to help preserve their physical character as the city changes.

The commercial and residential districts form-based district focus on preserving the walkable character of the neighborhoods, promoting high quality architectural design, protecting the cultural institutions within the city’s central core, and facilitating economic development and growth.